More than 1 million will lose unemployment benefits early in 15 states


Brian Kemp, governor of Georgia.

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More than 1 million Americans will lose unemployment benefits early as a result of states’ decisions to cut off federal aid to workers.

By Thursday morning, at least 15 states, all led by Republican governors, had announced they would end their participation in pandemic-era unemployment programs.

As a result, workers will no longer get a $300 weekly supplement to benefits. Those ineligible for state-level benefits — like the long-term unemployed, self-employed and gig workers — will lose aid entirely.

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